Three juveniles arrested, multiple weapons recovered in Union City officer-involved shooting

- Three juveniles were arrested, and one of them was injured, following an officer-involved shooting in Union City late Monday night, police said.

At an impromptu news conference on Tuesday morning, police said that six officers were involved and many weapons were recovered across multiple crime scenes. The suspects are 15 and 16 years old.

"It's very scary for the officers to have to deal with this," Lt. Travis Souza said. "It's scary for everyone involved."

Police said an officer attempted to make a traffic stop in the  area of E Street and Railroad Avenue around 11:35 p.m. Monday. As the officer tried to make contact with the vehicle, shots were fired between the occupants in the vehicle and the officer, according to police.

Two teenage boys jumped out and ran into the neighborhood but were later arrested.

The driver of the Toyota fled from the scene, according to police, but stopped a short distance away at the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Whipple Road after partly driving on railroad tracks. He was also taken into custody. The car was riddled with bullets, and dozens of evidence markers sat on the street where the shooting occurred. 

One of the suspects was shot during the confrontation, but it was not clear whether he was shot by police or another suspect. The injured suspect is expected to survive.

No officers were injured in the shooting. Six officers were involved in the incident. They were part of the "Major Crimes Task Force," which consists of officers from Union City, Newark and Fremont police.

The task force was investigating four recent shootings in Union City in recent weeks. One of them happened last week, when five people were shot at a local cemetery and funeral home. All five survived the June 14 shooting at Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park on Mission Boulevard.

Police said at this point, it does not appear that the three teens were linked to the cemetery incident. But authorities said the investigation is ongoing. 

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call Union City police at (510) 675-5289.

Bay City News contributed to this report.
   
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